Slopeside: It’s Women’s Time

Whether learning new skills, honing old ones or just a girls’ getaway to the mountains, the resorts of Colorado Ski Country offer lots of choices for women’s ski and rider clinics. Network with fellow slope enthusiasts and hone your technique guided by Colorado’s leading professional female instructors.

The Aspen Snowmass ‘Women’s Edge’ is a four-day women’s only clinic that’s been running for more than 30 years. Participants range from intermediate to advanced and the final day includes an après party.

Copper Mountain’s ’Women’s Wednesdays’ offer the opportunity to build new relationships and improve skills. Female instructors work closely with each guest in this easy-going environment.

At Telluride Women's Ski & Wellness Week enjoy a week of yoga, meditation, wellness speakers and along with expert ski instruction. Also at Telluride, The SheRide Women’s Snowboard Camp provides lessons to all levels of snowboarders, from never-evers to advanced double-black riders. The SheRide coaching team is a professionally certified, all-women team who understand the biodynamics of the body and power of the mind when snowboarding.

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Crested Butte’s ‘Women’s Tips on Tuesdays’ is a half-day session led by the mountain’s top female professionals, and concludes with a glass of wine at the resort’s Umbrella Bar. The clinic is ideal for ladies looking for a guided group and an informal vibe.

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Two local Olympians, Deb Armstrong and Ann Battelle, host a series of 3 day Women’s Ski Camps’ at Steamboat Resort. Emphasis is on camaraderie and skill improvement.

On Wednesday mornings, The ‘Legendary Ladies Clinic’ meets at Arapahoe Basin to explore its challenging terrain in a fun, non-intimidating environment. Small class sizes allow for individualized attention. Both skiers and snowboarders are welcome.

New this season, Monarch Mountain is hosting a ‘Women’s Wednesday Social Club’. Meet in the base lodge for a day of specialized tips, demos, fashion shows, coffee, and lunch.

Eldora Mountain hosts a program that helps women enhance their skills while sharing their passion for winter sports. Choose Alpine or Nordic, the program includes a continental breakfast and gourmet lunch daily.

Loveland Mountain offers midweek women’s only clinics for intermediate to expert. It's a great opportunity to ski or snowboard with other women, taught by Loveland’s top female instructors.

“Ski Like a Girl” at Powderhorn is designed to build confidence everywhere from the bumps to the groomers. Guests meet new friends and explore a variety of terrain in a non-competitive environment. Winter Park Resort offers ‘Women’s Ski Camps’ in a laid-back, supportive environment with first tracks access and après ski experiences.

Wolf Creek hosts ‘Ladies’ Ski and Snowboard Clinics’ on specific Sundays throughout the season.

The annual Silverton Mountain ‘Sisters Meeting in the Mountains’ is a weekend packed with expert-only skiing, networking, and inspirational presentations from the most respected women in the industry.

Ladies, grab your skis or boards and have a blast at Colorado Ski Country resorts this season.